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Selected Quotes From Civil Union Submissions

Quotes taken from a sample of submissions which demonstrates the types of arguments used by opponents of the Civil Union Bill:

CU 2294
I believe that marriage is for a man to a woman, and not for a man to a man or woman to a woman. To do the latter will cause us to sin as a nation a curse to us all.

God created Adam and Eve – he did not create TWO Adams or TWO Eves!! In my thinking gay people are a blot on society, unhealthy, repugnant, so why try to bring in a Civil Union Bill?

To change the rules and allow same sex marriages is turning society into damnation – would you like to be brought up by two “queers”?

In the eyes of God and his Laws [same sex marriage is] not right, read the bible, bring back the Tem Commandments, the world will be a better place. Heaven help us all on Judgement day, please don’t let these things happen seriously think about it. Its all sin.

Alternative relationships to marriage – and especially those involving sexual union…are corruptions of the divine order and invoke God’s wrath. We believe that the violence, sexual perversion, child abuse and other tragedies so common in our society today are a manifestation of that wrath.

The Civil Union Bill is a sad attempt to shore up our de ‘moral’ ised society by sanctioning the deviant behaviour. Behaviour that will inevitably increase if we continue to deny the unique institution of marriage, between one man and one woman. Civil union opens the floodgates to a range of unwelcome practices in the future such as polygamy and polyandry, since where does one now draw the line!!!?

CU 2849
A homosexual or lesbian marriage only promotes hidden insecurities in a child which do manifest at a time oblivious to our awareness. Two men cannot teach about sex education in relation to intercourse not backdoor course, the rectum is for excretion not for the wasting of sperm. Sperm is what produces children it was not created to flow up stream. Government, you will warrant the death sentence of a multitude.

I plead with you do not cause this dangerous behaviour to become normalised in our society do not try to normalise something that is highly abnormal.

Do you not know that if this Bill is passed it will bring a curse on our land? God will judge those responsible. I pray fervently that another evil law will not be passed in Parliament.

…the logical conclusion of this legislation will be to encourage extensions to the bill to be sought to allow for the recognition of people already practising Bigamy, Polygamy, Paedophilia, Bestiality and Necrophilia.

Homosexuals as a group are a burden to the state in terms of both mental illness and physical illness. Although the rights of homosexual as people should be respected as any others in society, their behaviour should not be sanctioned by the state.

Homosexual relations are unnatural, that is they violate the created order, and are immoral, that is they violate the Creator’s moral law, and thus they should not be validated further (or at all) by Parliament, as these Bills would.


CU748 (12 year old)
For a start God made us to marry together Man and Woman. For children to have father & Mother. The world would come to total caos (sic) if that was not so. Just imagine the world with famalys (sic) with two mothers or two fathers (disgusting).

In the bible…it mentions that God have the homosexuals over to a debased mind, to do things which are not fitting, being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, having evil-minds, to be proud, violent, boasters, haters of God, disobedient, unforgiving, unloving, back biters, & whisperers, it also mentions that they are worthy of death.


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